NFL – 1985 – Special – Roger Staubach Introduces The Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 1985 With Frank Gatzki + Joe Namath + Pete Roselle + O J SImpson

DOG ASIDE: Frank “Gunner” Gatski (March 18, 1921 – November 22, 2005) was an American football center who played for the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and the National Football League (NFL) in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Gatski was one of the most heralded centers of his era….who was known for his strength and consistency….as he helped protect QB Otto Graham….and open up…

NFL – 1979 – ABC Sports Special – Monday Night Football Promo For The Cowboys Game – With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: Howard William Cosell (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist….who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality….as Cosell said of himself, “Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. There’s no question that I’m all of those things.”  In its obituary for Cosell, The New York Times described Cosell’s effect on American…

NFL – 1986 – CBS Sports NFC Championship Game Special – The Predictions With Jimmy The Greek + Brent Musburger

DOG ASIDE: James George Snyder Sr. (born Dimetrios Georgios Synodinos, September 9, 1918 – April 21, 1996), better known as Jimmy the Greek, was an American sports commentator and Las Vegas bookmaker.  The sports line eventually led to a 12-year stint on the CBS Sunday morning show, The NFL Today, a pregame show for National Football League (NFL) games.  Known simply as “Jimmy the Greek”…. he would…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Sports Super Bowl XX Patriots Vs Bears Special – Ahmad Rashad Halftime Interview With Pats Coach Raymond Berry

DOG ASIDE: Raymond Emmett Berry Jr. (born February 27, 1933) is a former American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL).  He played as a split end for the Baltimore Colts from 1955 to 1967…. and after several assistant coaching positions….was head coach of the New England Patriots from 1984 to 1989.  With the Colts, Berry led the NFL in receptions and…

NFL – 1983 – CBS NFL Today – NFC Divisional Playoffs Pregame – Bucs Vs Cowboys + Vikings Vs Falcons

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1983 CBS NFL Today program took place on January 9, 1983 featuring The NFL Today crew of Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Phyllis George and Jimmy The Greek Snyder at the pregame sports desk….with Pat Summerall and John Madden calling the NFC Divisional game between the Dallas Cowboys vs Tampa Bay Bucs…..along with Tom Brookshire and Wayne Walker…

NFL – 1980s – Special – When San Francisco Struck Gold – Story Of Joe Montana

DOG COMMENTARY:  Joe Montana was known as “Joe Cool“ and “The Comeback Kid” is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons….primarily with the San Francisco 49ers and then with the Kansas City Chiefs for the final two seasons of his NFL career.  After winning a college national championship at Notre Dame….Montana started his NFL career in 1979 with San Francisco…. where he played for…

NFL – 1940s To 1980s – Special – NFL Follies Go Hollywood – The Golden Age Of Gridiron Comedy

DOG COMMENTARY: The legendary voice of John Facenda….who narrated so many of the great NFL Films productions….to which ImaSportsphile has more than its ample share of classic NFL Films videos in our football section…..featuring Facenda providing verbal poetry with visual mastery….which makes these videos such “nuggets of gold” in our library treasure chest of video memories….as Facenda…

NFL – 1979 – Special – World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers – A Cut Above

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers season saw the Steelers successfully defend their Super Bowl Championship from the previous year….as they achieved a 12–4 record….and went on to defeat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV. The Steelers started out to a 4-0 record….when by adding to the previous season….the Steelers had won 12 in a row.  They finished…

NFL – 1979 – Highlights – NFL Game Of The Week – Bears Vs Cowboys + Steelers Vs Cardinals

DOG COMMENTARY: We have often written about the father / son  duo of Ed and Steve Sabol….the powers that be behind the genius that NFL Films has been over the years….as father Ed garnered the rights from the NFL to film their games….and son Steve was in charge of production…..who hired such outstanding talents as…